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Apr 22, 2023

NASA engineers develop super-strong 3D printed alloy for aircraft and spacecraft parts

Posted by in categories: materials, space travel

The project was the result of a collaboration between NASA and Ohio State University and the new alloy is called GRX-810.

Apr 22, 2023

SpaceX’s successful failure is a wake-up call for Starship’s timeline

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SpaceX launched a fully integrated Starship launch vehicle for the first time on Thursday morning, a long-awaited and highly anticipated milestone in the vehicle development program.

The orbital test flight surpassed many expectations. The vehicle cleared Max Q – the point at which the most aerodynamic pressure is exerted on the vehicle – and flew for nearly three minutes despite eight of its 33 rocket engines failing. The rocket reached an altitude of almost 40 kilometers, the point of stage separation, at which time the upper stage failed to separate from the booster, leading to uncontrolled tumbling and a spectacular midair explosion.

Despite its fiery fate, the test was a success: SpaceX got tons of valuable data that will inform future Starship and Super Heavy prototypes. But for all the wins, the test was a stark reminder that Starship mission timelines are in need of a reset.

Apr 21, 2023

China plans to build moon bases using robot masons and lunar dirt

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, robotics/AI, space travel

The plan: Ding could play a key role in helping China get its future lunar bases off the ground — his research team at HUST has designed several potential moon bases and developed technology that could be used to actually construct them on the moon.

One of those is the “Chinese Super Mason,” an autonomous robot designed to create structures out of bricks. Another is the bricks themselves — Ding’s team has come up with a LEGO-like design for the blocks, which it proposes to make using 3D printing, lasers, and lunar regolith.

They could get a chance to see their ideas put to the ultimate test as soon as 2028, as China reportedly plans to send a Super Mason to the moon to build a lunar brick as part of the Chang’e 8 mission, which is expected to launch in 2028.

Apr 21, 2023

Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon (William F. Carduff)

Posted by in categories: space travel, time travel

Story of the distant Future.

“Able to journey “out of the body” the time traveller whirls through space and time seeking the Starmaker of the cosmos. He visits many worlds, often during periods of social and political crisis, and finally joins others travellers in developing an unusual mental community.“
Chapter list:
00:00:00 — (i) Book info.
00:04:00 — (00) Preface.
00:10:39 — (01) The Earth.
00:30:35 — (02) Interstellar Travel.
00:55:20 — (03) The Other Earth.
02:05:33 — (04) I Travel Again.
02:26:05 — (05) Worlds Innumerable.
03:18:04 — (06) Intimations of the Star Maker.
03:31:22 — (07) More Worlds.
04:38:07 — (08) Concerning the Explorers.
04:48:59 — (09) The Community of Worlds.
06:14:26 — (10) A Vision of the Galaxy.
06:35:13 — (11) Stars and Vermin.
07:21:35 — (12) A Stunted Cosmical Spirit.
07:27:46 — (13) The Beginning and the End.
08:07:41 — (14) The Myth of Creation.
08:15:30 — (15) The Maker and His Works.
09:01:25 — (16) Epilogue: Back.

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Apr 20, 2023

SpaceX’s Starship rocket, the largest & most powerful rocket ever, successfully lifted off

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Here’s a replay of Starship lifting off from SpaceX’s Texas launch site at 8:33am CDT (9:33am EDT; 1,333 UTC), setting a record as the most powerful rocket ever flown.

The rocket lost control a few minutes later and broke apart over the Gulf of Mexico.
#spacex #elonmusk #starship

Apr 20, 2023

WATCH LIVE🔴 — Starship Orbital Test Flight From Starbase, Texas — COMMENTARY

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The highly anticipated inaugural launch of Starship and Superheavy has arrived! Our live coverage of this historic event will be accompanied by insightful co…

Apr 19, 2023

Elon Musk Dishes On AI Wars With Google, ChatGPT And Twitter On Fox News

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, habitats, robotics/AI, space travel

The world’s wealthiest billionaires are drawing battle lines when it comes to who will control AI, according to Elon Musk in an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, which aired this week.

Musk explained that he cofounded ChatGPT-maker OpenAI in reaction to Google cofounder Larry Page’s lack of concern over the danger of AI outsmarting humans.

He said the two were once close friends and that he would often stay at Page’s house in Palo Alto where they would talk late into the night about the technology. Page was such a fan of Musk’s that in Jan. 2015, Google invested $1 billion in SpaceX for a 10% stake with Fidelity Investments. “He wants to go to Mars. That’s a worthy goal,” Page said in a March 2014 TED Talk.

Apr 19, 2023

Is Time Travel Possible In Our Universe?

Posted by in categories: cosmology, media & arts, quantum physics, space travel, time travel

The first 100 people to use code UNIVERSE at the link below will get 60% off of Incogni:

Researched and Written by Colin Stuart.
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Apr 18, 2023

Advanced Spaceship Drive Compendium

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In order to reach the stars we will need vastly more powerful engines for our spacecraft than modern rockets offer. Fortunately, when it comes to possible ship drives, the sky is not the limit.

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Apr 18, 2023

Incredible Robots — Rise of the Machines

Posted by in categories: education, robotics/AI, space travel

Every other Wednesday we present a new video, so join us to see the truth laid bare…

Machines are evolving 10 million times faster than we are. Are you ready for robots that run our homes, watch our neighborhoods and even fight our wars? One day in the not too distant future, robots will travel to the far reaches of the universe, they will be the first to colonise new worlds. Robots will lead the way in the exploration of deep space.

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